Dana White, Evans suffered a knee injury in training and will require at least four weeks of physical rehabilitation.170 was shaping up to be an amazing fight card for 2014, until yesterday, after the UFC officially announced that Rashad Evans is out of the co-main event against former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier. According to UFC President
Because the event is less than two weeks away from fight night, Cormier was also forced to pull out since a replacement opponent could not be found in time. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Cormier expressed that he is “very sad” that he won’t be competing in a new weight class on February 22nd:
It’s very sad. I’ve had to do a lot of things different for this camp because of the weight, having to make this weight for the first time healthy and where I’m well enough conditioned. It’s more than just training for a fight. It’s all the other things I had to take into consideration. It’s a completely different situation.
It appears that TUF: Brazil Coachstepped up to the plate to face Cormier at UFC 170, but there’s still no word from the UFC yet, if they even took him into consideration.
Ya know I haven’t been crazy about your attitude as of late. Daddy ain’t ready, but he’s ready enough. February 22nd just say my name, Sonnen tweeted to Cormier yesterday.
Evans is expected to fight Cormier at a future date. We’ll keep you guys updated on that bout when it’s officially announced by the UFC. So, stay tuned to.